List of states and union territories of India by area

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The list of states and union territories of the Republic of India by area is ordered from largest to smallest according to the census of 2011. India consists of 28 states and nine union territories, including the National Capital Territory of Delhi.[1][2][3]

  Rajasthan (10.41%)
  Madhya Pradesh (9.38%)
  Maharashtra (9.36%)
  Uttar Pradesh (7.33%)
  Gujarat (5.96%)
  Karnataka (5.83%)
  Andhra Pradesh (4.87%)
  Odisha (4.74%)
  Chhattisgarh (4.11%)
  Tamil Nadu (3.96%)
  Telangana (3.49%)
  Bihar (2.86%)
  West Bengal (2.70%)
  Other (25%)

List of states and union territories by area[edit]

Rank State (S) / Union Territory (UT) Area (km2) Region National share (%) Note
1 (S1) Rajasthan 342,239 Northern 10.41
2 (S2) Madhya Pradesh 308,245 Central 9.38 [note 1]
3 (S3) Maharashtra 307,713 Western 9.36
4 (S4) Uttar Pradesh 240,928 Northern 7.33
5 (S5) Gujarat 196,024 Western 5.96
6 (S6) Karnataka 191,791 Southern 5.83
7 (S7) Andhra Pradesh 160,205 Southern 4.87 [4][note 2]
8 (S8) Odisha 155,707 Eastern 4.74
9 (S9) Chhattisgarh 135,191 Central 4.11 [note 3]
10 (S10) Tamil Nadu 130,058 Southern 3.96
11 (S11) Telangana 112,077 Southern 3.41
12 (S12) Bihar 94,163 Eastern 2.86
13 (S13) West Bengal 88,752 Eastern 2.70
14 (S14) Arunachal Pradesh 83,743 Northeastern 2.55
15 (S15) Jharkhand 79,716 Eastern 2.42
16 (S16) Assam 78,438 Northeastern 2.39
17 (UT1) Ladakh 59,146 Northern 1.80 [note 4]
18 (S17) Himachal Pradesh 55,673 Northern 1.70
19 (S18) Uttarakhand 53,483 Northern 1.63
20 (S19) Punjab 50,362 Northern 1.53
21 (S20) Haryana 44,212 Northern 1.34
22 (UT2) Jammu and Kashmir 42,241 Northern 1.28 [note 5]
23 (S21) Kerala 38,863 Southern 1.18
24 (S22) Meghalaya 22,429 Northeastern 0.682
25 (S23) Manipur 22,327 Northeastern 0.679
26 (S24) Mizoram 21,081 Northeastern 0.641
27 (S25) Nagaland 16,579 Northeastern 0.504
28 (S26) Tripura 10,486 Northeastern 0.319
29 (UT3) Andaman and Nicobar Islands 8,249 Bay of Bengal 0.251
30 (S27) Sikkim 7,096 Northeastern 0.216
31 (S28) Goa 3,702 Western 0.113
32 (UT4) Delhi 1,484 Northern 0.045
33 (UT5) Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 603 Western 0.018 [5]
34 (UT6) Puducherry 479 Southern 0.015 [note 6]
35 (UT7) Chandigarh 114 Northern 0.003
36 (UT8) Lakshadweep 32 Arabian Sea 0.001
Total India 3,287,263[a] 100

Source:Area of states[6]

In August 2019, the Indian Parliament passed a resolution to divide the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh, which came into action on 31 October 2019.[7]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The shortfall of 7 km2 (2.7 sq mi) area of Madhya Pradesh and 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi) area of Chhattisgarh is yet to be resolved by the Survey of India.
  2. ^ Disputed area of 13 km2 (5.0 sq mi) between Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh is included in neither.
  3. ^ The shortfall of 7 km2 (2.7 sq mi) area of Madhya Pradesh and 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi) area of Chhattisgarh is yet to be resolved by the Survey of India.
  4. ^ Ladakh is a disputed territory between India, Pakistan and China. Areas claimed by India including the Aksai Chin, Trans-Karakoram Tract regions administered by China and the Gilgit-Baltistan region administered by Pakistan respectively have been excluded from the total area. Should they be included, the area would total to 174,066 km2, ranking as the 7th largest subdivision of India.
  5. ^ Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. Areas claimed by India including the Azad Kashmir region, which is administered by Pakistan, have been excluded from the total area. Should it be included, the area would total to 55,538 km2, ranking as the 19th largest subdivision of India.
  6. ^ Disputed area of 13 km2 (5.0 sq mi) between Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh is included in neither.
  1. ^ The area figures of states and union territories do not add up to area of India because:
    • The shortfall of 7 km2 area of Madhya Pradesh and 3 km2 area of Chhattisgarh is yet to be resolved by the Survey of India.[6]
    • Disputed area of 13 km2 between Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh is included neither in Puducherry nor in Andhra Pradesh.[6]
    • Area figures do not include the areas claimed by India that are in Pakistani or Chinese administrative control. This includes 78,114 km2 of area in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan under Pakistani administration, 5,180 km2 of area in Shaksgam Valley ceded to China by Pakistan and 37,555 km2 of area in Aksai Chin under Chinese administration totalling to 120,849 km2.[6]
    • The Indian government lists the total area as 3,287,263 km2 (1,269,219 sq mi) and the total land area as 3,060,500 km2 (1,181,700 sq mi); the United Nations lists the total area as 3,166,414 km2 (1,222,559 sq mi) and total land area as 2,973,190 km2 (1,147,960 sq mi). (Library of Congress 2004).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian states and territories census" (PDF). Govt. of Bihar. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 May 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Area of Indian states" (PDF). Government of Andhra Pradesh. p. 598. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Indian states since 1947". World Statesmen. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  4. ^ "AP at a Glance". Official portal of Andhra Pradesh Government. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Dadra and Nagar Haveli". egazette.nic.in. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d "Official site of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, India". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Rajya Sabha Passes Resolution to Scrap Article 370". News18. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Country Profile: India" (PDF), Library of Congress Country Studies (5th ed.), Library of Congress Federal Research Division, December 2004, retrieved 30 September 2011